Lets say, I am producing, storing, and then distributing 1000L or even 100L of distillate per week, and equal amounts of isolate.
What do you guys think the best option is container wise? I feel like shipping 1000 separate media bottles is kind of ridiculous, both cost wise and potential breakage.
At my old lab we would use screw top pails of different sizes with different color lids from ULINE to store distillate. I’ll put a link at the bottom so you can see. These were acceptable because we’d store them for long periods of time and our volume was relatively low. The cost of these screw top buckets even when buying in bulk isn’t super expensive compared to the income, however, spending $1500 a week on buckets that we’ll never get back seems inefficient. I’ve been able to find the 5GAL for around $10 and the 2.5GAL for around $5. Sure the cost is pretty minimal compared to the income, but obviously there is already a lot of other overhead in different areas, so we want to keep costs down.
We’ve considered barrels, but then there is a concern that customers won’t have a convenient way access the material inside. How would one remove say 4 L from a barrel?!
These are types of questions I’m asked everyday as I scale a small lab to a small factory.
Any advice would be highly appreciated!